Paul Marek

Paul Marek of Hazen passed away the morning of February 14, 2022 and was surrounded by his family.  Paul was born February 5, 1937 in Slovak, Ar. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vlasta and father, Paul, Sr.; his wife of 57 years, Rosalie Colclasure Marek and his sisters, Evelyn Chlapecka (John), Irene Elam (Bill) and Betty Bednar (Robert), and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Leigh Fiedler Marek.

He is survived by his brother, Martin Marek (Carolyn), daughter, Lori Marek, son, Doug Marek, loving grandchildren, Allie and Paul and many nieces and nephews.

He found new love and married Jimmye Colclasure Marek in 2016 and they resided in Hazen, Ar. Jimmye has a son, Steve Colclasure (Diane), and daughter, Robin McMullen (Mark).

Paul attended Hazen High School and was an excellent athlete.  He completed several college business courses during his tenure with the Binswanger Glass Company during his 30+ years of service.  His last position with Binswanger was Vice President and General Manager before establishing his own manufacturer’s representative company, Marek Associates.

He enjoyed the outdoors as an avid gardener, golfer, hunter, master carpenter, and his lake home in Hot Springs.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he enjoyed being a part of the active congregation.

Paul was known as a man of great character: his word was his bond.  He valued his family and friendships and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 17th at Calvary Baptist Church followed by the service at 2:00 p.m.

Burial will take place at Slovak Lutheran Cemetery family plot on Highway 86 in Prairie County, Ar.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

12 thoughts on “Paul Marek”

  1. I was so sorry to here about Paul’s passing away. He was a very sweet
    kind man. He will be missed by our church. Jimmye, you have
    my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with Jimmye
    and his family.

  2. Jimmye, may God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. Though I never met your husband, I heard such sweet and loving comments about him and how happy y’all have been together. I hope the memories of those times never fade but live in your heart forever. You and your family remain in my prayers!

  3. Jimmye and family, I’m so sorry. I’ve only known Paul since meeting him after marrying Jimmye. He seemed a very kind, likeable fella and I really liked him. He barely knew me, but in early 2018, he trusted me with his life and got in a very small sport plane with me and we made a few happy trails in the sky. Will always remember. Again, I’m very sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Cathy Rogers Gates

    Miss Jimmye and Family – I am so sorry to see this news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. To the Marek Families and everyone who knew Paul Marek, we will miss you so much. Paul and I were neighbors on the farm 85 years ago. We worked on As kids and rode our bicycles and eventually went to Hazen High school, After the consolidation of several country schools in Prairie County. We played football for the Hazen hornets and Paul played Center And I played right guard. Back then we only had about 20 football players so often we played offense and defense. After graduation in 1954 we went our separate ways and many of us left the farms to pursue our future endeavors, and after you have read Paul’s obituary, you will have recognized his professionalism and humanitarianism. Once again, Paul Marek, we will miss you as you observe all of us from your perch in heaven.
    With tears
    Your neighbor and friend
    Martin Shimek
    USMC Retired

  6. My heart has been so blessed the past few years to have Mr. Paul as my friend. I always looked forward to our visits no matter if they were at church, in his yard, at work or when he was getting his hair cut. He was a joy to be around and I will miss him so much. My heart is so broken because I won’t get to see that smile that lights up a room. Ms. Jimmye, you had a jewel that took good care of you these past few years. I’ll be looking for you when I get to heaven and will be glad to see that smiling face. See ya later, friend.

  7. Ms Jimmye I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Vernon loved to take him jelly so they could visit. You and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Paul. We were so happy to see him last summer and meet Jimmeye for the first time. They were so happy and made such a beautiful couple. Mr. Paul was our neighbor at the lake for many years. Such a good man. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmmye and his family.
    Judy Watts and family

  9. Although my words of sympathy and love seem to say so little, I hope they help in some small way to ease your sense of loss. Hold fast to your memories and to all the cherished moments of the past……the blessings, laughter and joys, the sorrow and the tears. They all add up to a treasure of yesterdays shared and spent together; and they keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought. Paul was such a good, kind neighbor and enjoyed meeting Jimmye. Just visited with the two of them a few days ago. My prayers are with the family.

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